Contributor’s links post for May 5, 2019

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Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

109 Replies to “Contributor’s links post for May 5, 2019”

  1. Qatari Official Refers to Egyptians as ‘Enemies’ (aawsat, May 5, 2019)

    “Secretary-General of Qatar National Tourism Council Akbar al-Baker said Qatar would not grant visas to those it considers “enemies,” in reference to Egyptians seeking to enter the country.

    Baker’s statements came in reply to a question on whether Egyptians would be given visas during Qatar’s 2019 tourism campaign.

    “The visa will not be open for our enemies – it will be open for our friends.”

    “When you open your arms to Qatar, Qatar will open its arms even bigger for you. But if you become an adversary of Qatar, then we will also treat you as an adversary,” Baker said.

    “Are visas open for us to go there? No. So why should we open it for them? Everything is reciprocal,” he noted.

    Baker’s statements were criticized and denounced by social media users who demanded an official apology for the term used by the official.”

    • Like, Egyptians need to visit Qatar – for what, exactly? The slave labor market is just as good elsewhere in the Gulf (and around the world).

  2. Libya’s Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan (memo, May 5, 2019)

    “Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies a lesson because the holy Muslim month of Ramadan that begins in Libya on Monday was a month of holy war, Reuters reports.

    His comments came just hours after the United Nations called for a week-long humanitarian truce following a month of fighting for the capital that has displaced 50,000 people…”

  3. Foreign domestic workers in Lebanon protest abuses (alaraby, May 5, 2019)

    “Hundreds of foreign domestic workers demonstrated in the Lebanese capital on Sunday to demand the scrapping of a sponsorship system that they complain leaves them open to abuse from employers.

    Lebanon hosts more than 250,000 registered domestic workers, the vast majority of them women, from countries including Ethiopia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

    They are excluded from the labour law, and instead obtain legal residency though their employers’ sponsorship under the so-called “kafala” system.

    The protesters marching in Beirut held up placards reading “No to slavery and yes to justice” and “Stop kafala”.

    “We want the cancellation of this system. There are employees imprisoned in houses and they need to have days off,” Dozossissane, a 29-year-old Ethiopian, told AFP.

    Lebanon’s labour ministry introduced a standard contract for domestic workers in 2009, but the forms are often written in Arabic, a language many cannot read.

    The government in late 2018 said it had translated the contracts into several other languages.

    Activists regularly accuse the authorities of failing to take claims of abuse seriously, with maids, nannies and carers left at the mercy of employers.

    ‘Inherently abusive’

    Last month, Amnesty International urged Lebanon to end what it called the “inherently abusive” migration sponsorship system and change the labour law to offer domestic workers more protection.

    A report from the rights group that surveyed 32 domestic workers revealed “alarming patterns of abuse”, including physical punishments, humiliating treatment and food deprivation.

    Among them, 10 women said they were not allowed to leave their employer’s house, with some saying they were locked in.

    Twenty-seven said their employers had confiscated their passports.

    Many worked overtime, 14 were not allowed a single day off each week, and several had their monthly salaries revoked or decreased, despite it being a breach of their contracts.

    Amnesty registered eight cases of forced labour and four of human trafficking, the report said.

    Six reported severe physical abuse, while almost all had been subjected to humiliating treatment and several were deprived of food.

    “Sometimes I would get so hungry… I used to mix water with sugar when I was hungry and drink it,” one worker said.

    With the abuse taking a toll on their mental health, six said they had contemplated or attempted suicide.

    Only four of those interviewed had private rooms, while the rest were relegated to living rooms, storage rooms, kitchens or balconies.

    “There is a man in the house who can enter the living room any time he wants,” said one worker who was forced to sleep in the living room.

    Activists accuse the Lebanese authorities of being lax in bringing abusive employers to account.

    Ethiopia and the Philippines have banned their citizens from domestic work in Lebanon, but still their citizens find ways to come.

    In 2008, Human Rights Watch found that migrant domestic workers in Lebanon were dying at a rate of more than one per week from suicide or in failed escapes.

    Many other countries in the Arab world also follow the “kafala” system for household workers.”

    • “The Lionel Debates: Triggered High School Snowflakes Now Feigning Incoherent Trauma Over History”
      Lionel Nation – Published on May 4, 2019

  4. Macron’s party falls behind Le Pen’s far right in EU election poll (reuters, May 5, 2019)

    “The party of far-right leader Marine Le Pen will top the upcoming European Parliament elections with 22 percent of the vote, just ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s REM party, an Ipsos poll released on Sunday.

    It was the first time Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) – formerly the National Front – overtook Macron’s REM in an Ipsos survey ahead of the EU election this year, although other, daily polls have shown the RN in pole position before.

    EU elections will be held on May 26 in France.

    The poll of 1,500 people was conducted on May 2-3, after Macron announced a series of proposals, including tax cuts worth 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion), in a bid to appease the “yellow vests” anti-government protest movement.

    Macron’s REM party would obtain 21.5 percent of the vote, the Ipsos poll for France Television and Radio France showed. On April 18-22, 23 percent of the people polled said they would vote for REM, against 22 percent for RN.

    Macron is facing the biggest challenge of his presidency yet in the “yellow vest” protests, which started nearly six months ago over the high cost of living but spread into a broader movement against the former investment banker’s pro-business reform drive.

    Dissatisfaction over slow economic growth, security threats posed by Islamist militants and a backlash against migration across open EU borders have boosted support for nationalists in many member states.

    The RN and other eurosceptic anti-immigration parties in other EU states are planning to join forces after the EU parliamentary election.”

  5. Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Negombo after clashes, bans social media (ahram, May 5, 2019),.aspx

    “The Sri Lankan government has reimposed a ban on social media platforms in an effort to stop the spread of rumors after violence erupted between groups of civilians in Negombo, north of the capital and site of one of the Easter Sunday bombings.

    The bombings by Islamist militants, which killed more than 250 people, have raised fears that Muslims could be targets of communal violence.

    A curfew has been imposed in the Negombo area until 7 a.m. local time.”

  6. Moroccan MP Criticizes Hawking’s Universe Theory, Says He Is ‘Dumber Than a Donkey’ (moroccoworldnews, May 5, 2019)

    “The Moroccan Islamic scholar criticized Hawking’s stance on the creation of the universe, which claimed that “no God created the universe.”

    Rabat – Moroccan Islamic scholar and member of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) Abouzaid El Idrissi sparked controversy on social media after he described physicist Stephen Hawking as “dumber than a donkey.”

    The scholar criticized Hawking’s theory on the creation of the universe. Hawking has long believed that it is physics and science that govern the universe, not God.

    In one of his final papers, Hawking said new theories revealed that a creator is “not necessary.”…”

  7. Police in Nador Arrest 4 Suspects in New Irregular Migration Network (moroccoworldnews, May 5, 2019)

    “On Saturday, police forces in Nador arrested four people suspected of facilitating irregular migration.

    The arrest was a result of a collaboration between the National Criminal Police Brigade and the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance.

    According to DGSN, preliminary investigations show that police also managed to intercept an irregular migration attempt of nine sub-Saharan nationals.

    Police also seized maritime equipment including a boat engine, cell phones, a tear gas can, binoculars, a walkie-talkie and an amount of money…”

  8. Britain harboring radical Islamists and jihadists (asiantribune, May 5, 2019)

    “Unfortunately for many years, United Kingdom has become the epicenter of anti-Semitic, radical Islamic and jihadist activities. Most surprisingly, British policymakers and its security agencies such as MI5 and MI6 are now showing any sign of combating such evil forces, while London already is known as the capital of dirty money, which are being laundered into Britain by corrupts, criminals and even jihadist funders.

    Although last year, Robert Barrington, Executive Director of Transparency International UK in an article said London has become the money laundering capital, no one yet are putting emphasis on even much crucial issues such as, Britain is being already used by some notorious individuals in promoting jihad. The case of Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and his family clearly prove – militancy outfits like Islamic State are using British soil for spreading jihadist activities in the West as well as in the Asian continent.

    Due to failure or intentional ignorance of the issue of huge inflow of black money and dirty money into Britain, London truly is now becoming the epicenter of black money. While we know about Jeremy Corbyn’s or many of his party comrade’s direct affiliation with anti-Semitic forces, very surprisingly, dodging the law enforcing and security agencies of the country, the United Kingdom is currently a safe haven for corrupt individuals looking launder the proceeds of their illicit wealth, enjoy a luxury lifestyle and cleanse their reputations. Surprisingly the UK economy sees trillions of pounds flow through it every single year. Inevitably most of this money is corrupt wealth – stolen public funds and bribes – which are given a seal of approval by passing through the UK.

    According to media reports, the UK’s professional services industry plays a central role, unwitting and complicit, in this money laundering process. They help make corrupt wealth appear clean before it is invested into the UK or elsewhere.

    Before corrupt wealth is laundered through the UK it is often moved through complex corporate structures based in secrecy jurisdictions. This includes the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, such as the British Virgin Islands and Jersey.

    There are no public records of companies based in secrecy jurisdictions, which helps conceal the origin of their funds and information about their owners.

    Once illicit wealth has been cleansed, the UK offers a range of opportunities for corrupt individuals to enjoy it: high-end property, sports clubs, legitimate businesses, residency visas, expensive cars, yachts, jewellery and art can all be purchased with impunity. At the moment the UK is recovering just a fraction of the corrupt wealth moving through its economy.

    With the help of defamation lawyers and public relations experts corrupt individuals can start their life afresh and hide their past crimes. With the help of the UK’s exclusive educational institutions, they can embed their children in society’s élite and mix in the right social groups, gaining valuable access and influence.

    Facilitating global corruption comes at a cost, both to the country where it occurs and to the UK.

    There already is a call by the Transparency International (TI) for detecting, freezing, and seizing corrupt funds that moved through the UK economy. Britain can apply its existing laws for these purposes.

    South Asian nations are prime targets of ISIS:

    The latest jihadist attacks in Colombo most definitely showed us the sign of Islamic State’s agenda of targeting South Asian nations, especially those where either Muslims are minorities in the population or where secularist governments are in power. In case of Sri Lanka, the first reason behind rise of jihadism is due to growing conflict between the Muslim and the Sinhalese community. Similar to the large-scale attack in Myanmar, the Islamic State training camp in Sri Lanka has been connected directly to narcoterrorism from Islamic gangs in Bangladesh, supported by jihadists in the Gulf Operation Council. These terror networks are using the money generated from Islamic gangs for purchasing sophisticated weapons, explosives, properties, training and even bribes.

    In Rakhine State, Myanmar, the funds for Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) have been coming from the production of Yaba pills, methamphetamines, manufactured there and sold to Islamic gangs inside Bangladesh.

    On the other hand, heroin is the main drug in Sri Lanka, exported from the Taliban Narcostate in Afghanistan by Islamic gangs in Pakistan linked to the notorious narcoterrorist Dawood Ibrahim, a known resident of Karachi, whose D-Company syndicate also has deep ties throughout India. Bangladeshi nationals have been caught trafficking in Sri Lanka, with the historic heroin seizure in early 2019, where the main suspect was discovered to be operating inside Bangladesh, frequently travelling back and forth between the two countries. In effect, Bangladesh is a key country through which the international distribution of drugs is organized by Islamic gangs to fund terror activities for the Golden Horseshoe Caliphate, further corroborating the theory that Bangladesh will be the political, religious and geographic epicenter of this emerging Caliphate on the Western front, while jihadists in Malaysia and Indonesia are exerting more influence in southern Myanmar, Thailand and countries east of the Malay Peninsula.

    Rise of radical Islam and jihadist forces:…”

    “…Over two hundred innocent people had already died in the April 22 jihadist attacks in Sri Lanka, with few more hundreds critically injured. Still there are potential risks of more attacks in that country. According to News1 correspondent Lahiru Fernando, Sri Lankan Police HQ has issued a press release announcing that Police STF Officers of the Pettah police station have discovered 87 detonators at the Fort Bus Station. The officers discovered 12 detonators around 1 pm today (April 22) on the bus station floor.
    Police found another 75 detonators when searching a garbage area in the same location. All detonators have been taken into Police custody and no arrests have been made. Pettah police are conducting further investigations.

    Internationally acclaimed counter-terrorism expert and one of the most esteemed scholars on radical Islam, jihad and militancy, Robert Spencer said Sri Lankan government suspects that a local Islamist extremist group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 people, government spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said.

    The National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), that is, the National Tawhid Organization. Tawhid is Islam’s absolute monotheism that sees virtually every other religion as idolatrous.

    As Al Qaeda has in recent months already gone very much low profile, the involvement of ISIS is very much a possibility. Moreover, we have some very specific information on a Bangladesh-born ISIS funder living in the United Kingdom who has been plotting such cruel conspiracy for some time. This man named Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, along with his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters are not only funding ISIS, but they even are conspiring of unseating democratically elected governments in South Asia, including Bangladesh and establishing Caliphate…”

    • “…According to media reports, Islamic State (ISIS) funder Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters are already under the radar of international media for their direct involvement into jihadist activities. So far they already have formed a network, which spreads up to United States. According to information, Shahid Uddin Khan has his long-time cohort M. Sajjad Hussain and his wife who currently are residing in Texas, United States. Sajjad, being the lapdog of Shahid has been spreading radical Islam and jihadism in the US for a number of years, while Sajjad’s wife, a known high-end sex worker and former mistress of Shahid Uddin Khan are not only helping ISIS in spreading its messages in the US, he (Sajjad) also is collaborating with Shahid in ousting the democratically elected government in Bangladesh through coup. This racket already is targeting Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) and making foul bids in tarnishing the image of the organization.

      Md. Shahid Uddin Khan (Army No: BA002428, Course: 8-BMA, Commission Date: 10-06-1983), who along with his wife Farjana Anjum and daughters had smuggled out millions of dollars from Bangladesh and invested in various business ventures in United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

      In 2009, he invested two million pounds in the United Kingdom in exchange of obtaining immigrant status under Visa Tier 1, vide VAF No. 511702. Later the family had laundered an unknown amount of money and brought that into the United Kingdom.

      Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police, based on secret information, raided House No. 184, Road No. 2, Baridhara DOHS in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 17, 2019. This house is owned by Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and was allegedly used as a warehouse for arms, explosives and propaganda materials of Islamic State (ISIS). During the raid, large volume of weapons, detonator, counterfeit Bangladesh currency notes and jihadist materials of ISIS were recovered by the CTTC unit.

      Following this recovery, three separate cases against ISIS-funder Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farjana Anjum, daughters and other accomplices were lodged. The cases are: Cantonment PS, Case no 10, Section-6(2)/7/11/12 of Anti Terrorism Act 2009 (amendment 2013); Cantonment PS, Case no 11, Section-25-A, Special Power Act 1974; and Cantonment PS, Case no 12, Section-19-A of Arms Act 1878.

      According to my own research on the activities of Md. Shahid Uddin Khan and members of his family are not only laundered millions of pounds in the United Kingdom and continuing jihadist activities, they also are gradually expanding activities by recruiting various individuals in other countries. An Indian newspaper said, M. Sajjad Hussain, a man living in Houston, Texas in the US is one of the top accomplices of ISIS funder Khans family. Sajjad is a self-proclaimed agent of Pakistani espionage agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). He has been an active agent of Pakistani spy agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and also was one of the key accomplices of Lt Col (sacked) Md. Shahid Uddin Khan in coordinating with local and international network of Islamic State.

      ISIS man in UK sent money to jihadists in Sri Lanka:

      Before four months, large sum of money went to Sri Lanka from United Arab Emirates. It was sent by Bangladeshi-born ISIS funder Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, who has been living in the United Kingdom for last few years along with his family. Sitting in Britain, Khans are continuing various forms of jihadist activities. Recently he has established an organization named ‘Astha’ which aims at unseating democratically elected governments in the world and replace those with Caliphate. By now, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan already has expanded his activities in Sweden and the United States through two of his recruits.

      According to documents available with various intelligence agencies in Bangladesh, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan hails from a radical Muslim family while his wife Farjana Anjum too hails from a similar family background. This couple’s daughters though are living and being educated in Britain is notoriously radicalized and is working as lone wolves. They have been targeting various individuals and trying to convert them into Islam.

      In January this year, Md. Shahid Uddin Khan used illegal channel in transferring an amount equivalent to ninety-two thousand dollars. This amount went from Dubai to Colombo. It may be mentioned here that, last year this newspaper published several reports exposing a secret conspiracy by a conglomerate of several jihadist outfits of staging terrorist attacks in a number of South Asian nations.

      SALAH UDDIN SHOAIB CHOUDHURY Anti-Jihadist Journalist, Columnist, Author & Peace Activist also Editor & Publisher, Weekly Blitz www(.)weeklyblitz(.)net, PEN USA Freedom to Write Award 2005; AJC Moral Courage Award 2006 Key to the Englewood City, NJ, USA [Highest Honor] 2007; Monaco Media Award, 2007”

  9. Ankara backs Turkish Cypriots’ rights in E. Mediterranean: Defense Minister (hurriyetdailynews, May 5, 2019)

    “Ankara is determined to protect Turkish Cypriots’ rights in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea under the international law, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on May 5.

    “Along with the rights in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean under international law, as a guarantor country, Turkey is determined to always protect the rights of the people of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and not to allow the fait accompli,” Akar told Anadolu Agency.

    The minister’s remarks came a day after the Greek Foreign Ministry called Turkey to stop drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean…”

  10. CBC – Conspiracy theories are influencing votes | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

    Conspiracy theories about hot-button issues like immigration are influencing the way people vote in elections, and Canada is in the crosshairs.

    The Weekly’s Wendy Mesley tracked down Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie, who worked with Steve Bannon to use social media to target voters ahead of the 2016 U.S. election and the Brexit vote.

    Wendy investigates just how a small group of radicalized people can sway elections in a tight race.

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    • Adolph Ochs left Shearith Israel at the same time as certain members of my family. Violently opposed to Zionism, they considered Israel a “concept”, at best. Even blasphemous: only the messiah might bring about the “concept” of Israel. (Of course they themselves were too sophisticated to hold such beliefs.)

      We lost all contact with that side of the family. And Shearith Israel went Reform, didn’t keep much of the traditional Sephardic liturgy.

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